Death of a Pop Star

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
A surprise pairing, for sure, but there's a great chemistry between rapper David Banner and producer 9th Wonder on Death of a Pop Star. The former Little Brother member adjusts his production style a tad, but it's Banner that totally shocks, successfully flowing in an introspective style if he needs to deliver a message and then switching into brute mode when he needs to drive words through thick skulls. He's got plenty to say too, as the opening "Diamonds on My Pinky" ponders "Boys club closing while they building P.F. Chang's" while the slow-rolling highlight "The Light" warns of both the death of hip-hop and society itself with "Rappers is turnin' into ...
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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
A surprise pairing, for sure, but there's a great chemistry between rapper David Banner and producer 9th Wonder on Death of a Pop Star. The former Little Brother member adjusts his production style a tad, but it's Banner that totally shocks, successfully flowing in an introspective style if he needs to deliver a message and then switching into brute mode when he needs to drive words through thick skulls. He's got plenty to say too, as the opening "Diamonds on My Pinky" ponders "Boys club closing while they building P.F. Chang's" while the slow-rolling highlight "The Light" warns of both the death of hip-hop and society itself with "Rappers is turnin' into singers/Preachers touchin' the kids." Wonder's beats are the kind of top-notch, scratchy soul he excels at, but the real attraction here is Banner's coming off as a more layered and complicated artist than previously, with every rhyme he spits being a step in the right direction. Even when things get easy and romantic, he is the reason the Ludacris feature "Be with You" is an above-average bedroom number, and when it comes to getting soulful with Erykah Badu, "Silly" is the symbiotic proof he's more than able. All that said, Death of a Pop Star has morphed from a mixtape, to a full album, and then into this final, rather short release, and while it's sold as a conceptual piece inspired by the end of music industry, it does go off topic without warning. In the end, Death of a Pop Star seems like a sampler for something much bigger, but fans of innovative hip-hop will still be thrilled to hear that Banner has joined their ranks and taken a position on the front lines.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/2010
  • Label: Ent. One Music
  • UPC: 099923213024
  • Catalog Number: 2130

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Diamonds on My Pinky (2:19)
  2. 2 No Denying (Channel 3) (2:13)
  3. 3 Mas 4 (1:20)
  4. 4 The Light (4:18)
  5. 5 Slow Down - Heather Victoria (3:20)
  6. 6 Be with You (3:21)
  7. 7 Stutter (3:25)
  8. 8 Silly (2:08)
  9. 9 Something Is Wrong (3:49)
  10. 10 Strange - Big Remo (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
9th Wonder Primary Artist
Melodye Perry Vocals
Warryn Campbell Bass, Piano, Drums, Keyboards
David Banner Keyboards
Bruce Buechner Vocals
Dontae Winslow Horn
Carlos Ricketts Vocals
Joi Starr Vocals
Kevin Williams Flute
Technical Credits
Scott Parker Trainer
Warryn Campbell Additional Production
Lavell Crump Executive Producer
David Banner Additional Production
John Franck Marketing
9th Wonder Producer, Engineer
Dee "Pitboss" Sonaram Promoter
Marleny Dominguez Label Direction
Shadow Stokes Promoter
W. Campbell Composer
Chris Herche Marketing
Giovanna Melchiorre Publicity
Anthony Daniels Engineer
Shawnte Crespo Marketing
Caroline Yim Booking
Courtney Lowery Publicity
Heather Victoria Composer
Larry Tyler Management
Charley Greenberg Marketing
Annette Navarro Art Direction
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